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Pushing the limits
Roelof-Jan Gort catches up with the Belgian Air Component’s F-16 demonstration team and finds out what it takes to be a ‘Viper’ showman.

Farewell from Bavaria
Lufttransportgeschwader 61 was disbanded at the end of 2017. Florian Friz visited the unit’s Landsberg/Lech base during its final weeks.

Misawa’s Wild Weasels
Thomas Newdick interviews Colonel R Scott Jobe, the commander of the 35th Fighter Wing at Misawa Air Base, Japan, and learns how the wing’s two F-16 squadrons prepare for their demanding mission in the turbulent Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

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A force facing the future
The Qatar Emiri Air Force presented a glimpse of its growing ambitions during celebrations marking the Gulf country’s national day. Alexander Golz reports from Doha.

Russia’s tenacious trainer
Alexander Mladenov reviews the current state of the Yakovlev Yak-130 Mitten jet trainer as it becomes established in Russian service and gathers momentum on the export stage.

Turkey’s eye in the sky
Onur Kurç and Tayfun Yaşar look at the Turkish Air Force’s Boeing 737 airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft, which has overcome early problems to patrol NATO airspace at home and abroad.


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